Drink Decorations

I saw these ideas at All You, and thought they were a couple of great ideas to add some fun to a Halloween party!

To make these:
YOU’LL NEED • Bottles of lime and orange soda with paper labels • Water • Dish soap • Sponge • Opaque paint markers or some other type of marker that will adhere to glass.

1. To remove labels from bottles, place them in a sink filled with warm, soapy water and let soak for 15 minutes. Use a sponge to scrub away leftover adhesive.

2. Wait until bottles are completely dry to start drawing. Draw witches, vampires, spiders, webs, ghosts or words like boo on bottles. Let paint dry completely before placing bottles in refrigerator.

All You suggests purchasing these “Glass Haunt tumblers, Design Ideas, $13 for 4 small glasses, $16 for 4 large glasses; 800-426-6394 for stores.

I think you could also make your own using packing tape and a black and white print out of whatever scary face you would want to put on your glasses. I created a few scary faces using stock photos – feel free to use them if you like, or make  your own and use the following instructions that came from How About Orange.

With a laser printer, print your images out 2″ high (or to fit within the size of the clear packing tape you have.) An inkjet printer won’t work, so don’t even think about it.

Laminate the front of your image with packing tape. Use your thumbnail to burnish your image onto the tape, making sure the parts with toner are stuck down well. Then trim the picture down to size. You can either cut carefully around your image now, or just cut out a square and trim it later. Doing it now is probably easier.

Soak the image in a bowl of warm water for ten minutes. Then rub the wet paper fibers off the back until you’re left with just packing tape and toner.

The tape will still be slightly sticky, so you can directly apply it to a candle holder, or for a more permanent solution, adhere it with Mod Podge, acrylic gel medium, or other glue.

Click on these images to open up a full sized view – then right click on them and save to your computer.